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A. LaFaye

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A. LaFaye Never write your well dry! Write until you know what happens next, but not what happens after that, then walk away and let your subconscious continue…moreNever write your well dry! Write until you know what happens next, but not what happens after that, then walk away and let your subconscious continue to knit your story while you're away from the keyboard. And keep asking questions. What would my character do if? All of these things stir your imagination. (less)
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A. Hello Kit,

You have an amazing reading list there. I've been thinking I really do need to add more cultural texts on my reading list. One of the things on my pile of things to read The Rising Tide which is a non-fiction book on the 1927 flood in Arkansas. It's an amazing chapter in Arkansas's history. I'd love to find a story there for a novel. I'm out and about speaking at conferences quite a lot these days and always open to doing more.


Kit wrote: "Hey, Alexandria,

How are you? I was tickled to see your request. I have to admit I haven't done much with this site recently. I finally finished the Mahabharata, and I'm now reading a book abou..."





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James Brown Hey Alexandria,

How's it going? Hope you're well. We finally have an MFA at CSUSB, applications being taken in the fall, for admittance in fall of 09.

Keep writing.
Jim


message 1: by Kit

Kit Hey, Alexandria,

How are you? I was tickled to see your request. I have to admit I haven't done much with this site recently. I finally finished the Mahabharata, and I'm now reading a book about the British Raj in India from the Indian perspective. I also recently started E.L. Doctorow's The Water Works.

Have you been to other workshops/festivals/booktalks? Are you working on a novel at the moment?

Hope all is well.

Kit


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